ERJ staff report (TP)
Shawbury, UK – Smithers Rapra announced the publication of its ‘Handbook of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers’ on 14 January.
The company said: “Molecular imprinting technology has become a relevant tool for the synthesis of polymeric materials with the unique feature of being able to recognise specific target molecules and to bind them preferably among many others. Such an outstanding property makes molecularly imprinted polymer(s) (MIP) well suited for a wide range of applications in fields as diverse as analytical techniques, bioremediation, catalysis or drug delivery. Information regarding MIP has exponentially increased in recent years, being collected in a large variety of scientific journals, monographs and proceedings.
“This Handbook provides an overview of the state of the art of MIP by organising the information in an educational and practical way, with useful guidelines for newcomers to the field regarding monomer selection, polymerisation conditions and MIP conditioning for each given purpose. This is accompanied by updated knowledge from papers published over the past few years that may be of interest for senior researchers in the field. An analysis of the historical evolution of MIP, and of their future perspectives and trends is also offered.
“The Handbook has been structured in eight chapters written by distinguished experts in the various areas of MIP application. Using a direct language, graduate students and novel researchers may find, within these chapters, friendly pathways to enter the world of molecular imprinting. Trained professionals can also take benefit from the critical review of recent advances on the implementation of alternative approaches to prepare and use MIP, in order to optimise their performance in already established fields, but also to open novel fields of application.”
According to its website Smithers Rapra is the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and composites testing, consulting services, and conferences, training, publications and market reports, focused mainly on the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical industries. Smithers Rapra encompasses what was previously Smithers Rapra Technologies, established in the UK in 1919 and Smithers Scientific Services, established in the US in 1925.
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Press release from Smithers Rapra